‘No Way Back’ To Liverpool for Coutinho Says Ex-Reds Midfielder
Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy says that Philippe Coutinho would not be welcomed back to Anfield by the fans if he wanted to return.
Coutinho has endured a difficult year at Barcelona since leaving Anfield for £114m last January, which has seen him linked with a move back to the Premier League.
But Murphy does not think the Anfield faithful would be open to welcoming the Brazilian back if Liverpool pursued the prospect.
“Coutinho would never be welcomed back at Liverpool,” Murphy told Sportingbet. “It hasn’t worked out for him at Barcelona, but he made his bed by declaring how much he wanted to leave and now he has to sleep in it.
“I think even if Liverpool thought it was something they wanted, the fans would make it perfectly clear it wasn’t acceptable and would force them to pull the plug. The fans didn’t necessarily begrudge him his move to Barcelona, but he left himself no way to come back.”